Bose-Einstein Condensation from the QCD Boltzmann Equation
AbstractWe present a novel numerical scheme to solve the QCD Boltzmann equation in the soft scattering approximation, for the quenched limit of QCD. Using this we can readily investigate the evolution of spatially homogeneous systems of gluons distributed isotropically in momentum space. We numerically confirm that for so-called “overpopulated” initial conditions, a (transient) Bose-Einstein condensate could emerge in a finite time. Going beyond existing results, we analyze the formation dynamics of this condensate. The scheme is extended to systems with cylindrically symmetric momentum distributions, in order to investigate the effects of anisotropy. In particular, we compare the rates at which isotropization and equilibration occur. We also compare our results from the soft scattering scheme to the relaxation time approximation. View Full-Text
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Harrison, B.; Peshier, A. Bose-Einstein Condensation from the QCD Boltzmann Equation. Particles 2019, 2, 231-241.
Harrison B, Peshier A. Bose-Einstein Condensation from the QCD Boltzmann Equation. Particles. 2019; 2(2):231-241.Chicago/Turabian Style
Harrison, Brent; Peshier, Andre. 2019. "Bose-Einstein Condensation from the QCD Boltzmann Equation." Particles 2, no. 2: 231-241.